AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia launched service Friday on the previously protected Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route, propelling the region's commercial aviation industry into a new era of liberalization. The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation said the operations "signal a new direction in government regulation of air services." CAPA credited the LCCs for instigating the change, noting that "government moves to liberalize aviation access in Asia have been catalyzed by the emerging LCC ...

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